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SOLVED: When is Windows 10 Available for Download for Volume License Customers

While the retail / consumer release of Windows 10 is on 29 July 2015, Volume License (Open License, Open Business, Enterprise Agreement) will have to wait a few more days: “Starting 1 August, active Software Assurance customers who have Volume Licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions.”   Share This With […]

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SOLVED: Fake Virus Alert Technical Support Scam

I accidentally surfed to purolotor.com rather than Purolator.com and was taken to wndow-security.com which redirected to wndow-security.com/win/massage887sx.html which showed a fake (but very real looking Norton alert like the one to the right. The only way for me to keep the popup window from re-opening was to quickly END TASK on all of the IEXPLORE.EXE […]

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The Top Ten Least Secure Operating Systems in 2014

These are the least secure Operating Systems in 2014 as measured by the National Vulnerability Database (NVD).  As usual, Apple is way ahead of the pack in being the worst in security: Operating system # of vulnerabilities # of HIGH vulnerabilities # of MEDIUM vulnerabilities # of LOW vulnerabilities 1- Apple Mac OS X 147 […]

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SOLVED: What Is CASL – Canadian AntiSpam Legislation

Canadian AntiSpam Legislation or CASL for short is the more onerous antispam legislation in the world of 2015.  Below are the primary items that everyone who deals with Canadian’s need to know: CASL deals with Commercial Electronic Messages or “CEM”s for short This is NOT just mass emails It includes single emails, mass emails, texts, faxes, […]

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A Googles Eye Perspective: 2014 Year in Review

This is Googles 2014 Year in Search covering Malala, Ebola, the Ukraine, Hover boards, space, F1, #BringBackOurGirls, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, Ice Bucket Challenge, landing on a comet, and much more.   Share This With Your Friends Now:

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SOLVED: How Much Better is an SSD Than A Spinning Hard Disk

The value of an SSD (Solid State Disk) as compared to a spinning platter hard disk is something that can be successfully argued by both sides.  However the SANDISK sponsored (no, they did not pay us to post it!) does provide some reasonable numbers you can use as a guide. The figure they are not […]

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SOLVED: Surface Pro 3 Driver Firmware Packs Do Not Appear in WSUS Update Services

The short answer is, that is correct.  I could not find the driver/feature/firmware packs that Microsoft is releasing for the Surface Pro 3 in my clients Windows Server Update Services WSUS, so I googled it for a while then gave up and asked Microsoft Partner Support and this is what they said:   From your description, […]

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SOLVED: How to determine the BIOS Version Number Without Rebooting

If you need the serial number from your computer and you, don’t have a sticker, the sticker is too hard to get to, or you just want to do some cool IT stuff, start a CMD (command window) and type: WMIC BIOS GET VERSION This command is not case sensitive and it works on both […]

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NEWS: Apple iPhone 6 #cameragate #bendgate #hairgate #dyegate

All I seem to hear about Apple these days are problems with the iPhone 6 and how the company has lost it’s mojo in general.  Tonight a friend of mine was saying how unhappy he is that his iPhone 6 plus camera is not flush to the housing.  This causes is to catch on jeans and to rock back […]

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Solved: Where is Windows 10 Server?

Now that Windows 9…  I mean Windows 10 desktop client has been released in Beta, you may be asking yourself, where is Windows 10 Server (likely to be named Windows Server 2015)?  Well, that is a fine question and we have the answer, it will be released TODAY October 1, 2014.  But WHERE can I […]

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5 Passwords You Should Never Use

There are soooo many stories in the news about hackers cracking passwords.  Sometimes these hacks are based on flaws in security systems (i.e. like ways around automatic account locking after 3 failed attempts at entering a password) but very often they are just simple guesses based on analysis of the more commonly used passwords… so DON’T […]

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SOLVED: Cannot Install .NET 3.5 On Windows 8.1 Error 0x800F0906 and 0x800F081F

UPDATE: Dec 2016 – While the process below works very well, you can eliminate future .NET install problems by installing FEATURES ON DEMAND on your companies WSUS server. If you are unable to install .NET 3.5 on Windows 8 or 8.1 and end up with errors like 0x800F0906 and 0x800F081F you will find that errors […]

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